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United States of America v. Shaqual Lamar Brown
Case Number: 3:19-cr-00360-ALB-JTA
Judge: Andrew L. Brasher
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (Montgomery County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
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Montgomery, AL - The United States of America charged Shaqual Lamar Brown, age 28, with felony possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, on April 7, 2019, the Phenix City Police Department responded to a call that reported a domestic disturbance outside a residence. When an officer arrived on the scene and spoke with Brown, he gave the officer false information— including a fake name— and attempted to flee by running away. After the officer gave chase and attempted to detain him, Brown continued to resist and began to struggle with the officer, as well as another responding officer who was now assisting. During the fray, Brown reached for a loaded .40 caliber handgun he had in his pants. While the officers were in the process of disarming him of the firearm, Brown grabbed one of the officer’s Tasers and began to stun one of them until the other officer was able to subdue Brown and restrain him. Because Brown is a felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.
On September 11, 2019, Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury for being a felon in possession of a firearm and he pleaded guilty to the charge on February 5, 2020. Brown received the maximum sentence allowed in this case due to his extensive criminal history and his conduct during the arrest.
The Phenix City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Govan prosecuted the case.
Defendant was sentenced to 10 years' in prison followed by three years of supervised release.